Over 75% of the new Range Rover Sport's components are different from those of the regular Range Rover, itself new for MY2013.
Mihai “Mike” Dorobantu is Director of the Eaton Vehicle Technologies and Innovation team charged with maintaining that flow of fresh technology into the Eaton Vehicle Group.
Use of alternative materials offers potential mass savings up to 25% in some areas of transmission and driveline design, but potential NVH pitfalls lurk.
After a period of relative calm and budding partnerships, OEMs appear to be returning to the bad old habit of squeezing their suppliers over piece price.
Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.